In April 1775, British troops, nicknamed “redcoats” because of their uniforms, descended on Lexington, Massachusetts, in an attempt to quell mounting opposition and to seize colonial guns and ammunition. They fired into a crowd, killing eight people. Ralph Waldo Emerson (an American poet) called the engagement in Lexington “the shot heard round the world”.
What do you think Emerson meant by this?
American History 1
What is a "bellringer"?
A "bellringer" is an opening activity for our class. It will usually consist of a short writing prompt related to a topic we will cover in class each day.
Read the blog post with today's opening question. Respond to the question with a paragraph of about 5 sentences.